Photoshop: Window does not have Focus on Opening until I click Anywhere on Photoshop. So Shortcuts Don't Work

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I am sure you are overloaded with grips about the new Start Screen. My particular problem is that Photoshop does not appear to have focus when first open with Window 7, at least. This means that shortcuts, like Ctrl o don't do anything, and nor can you run an Action after opening Photoshop. Clicking anywhere on the Photoshop window (not just the Start Screen) fixes this.
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Trevor Dennis

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Trevor Dennis

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I have further investigated this, and discussed it with other users in this thread

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2067962

It now appears that Photoshop does have focus on start-up, although you can barely tell because the Window icons in the top right corner are _very_ similar with and without focus.

It is not a huge deal, because I only need to click once with the mouse on the window after which the keyboard works, but if it is not a huge amount of work, it would be nice if the keyboard worked without having to click on the interface.

Perhaps someone from Adobe could take a quick look at the thread linked to above?

Thanks guys
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Kukurykus

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I have exactly same problem in CC 2018 on Windows 10. This is annoying I have to do additional click each time right after launching Photoshop. Only then some keys react when I press them.
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Cristen Gillespie

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Maybe a Windows issue? Here on Mac (High Sierra), I have no problem using kbsc. I haven't tried running an action since my actions work on open documents. But Cmd-O and Cmd-N do work. The ESC key works just fine to exit the Start Screen workspace and be in the normal workspace, too.

I have to wonder, since you're not using the Start Screen features, why you don't just turn it off in Preferences? Or at least, hit ESC to bypass it whenever you'd normally use Cmd-O or run an action? What are you using the Start Screen for?
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problem is on windows
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Official Response
sorry everyone, this is a known issue that we can't fix this year.  We'll be using a different component next year that will not have this problem.  
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Kukurykus

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This is not everything that doesn't work right after launching Photoshop, read this please:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/pressing-windows-10-win-key-right-after-openi...